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Overview
Washington DC transforms at night when its national monuments and memorials are illuminated. Avoid the hassle of navigating the city in the dark with this convenient 2-hour bus tour. The top deck will provide sweeping views that you wouldn’t be able to see on foot, and on-board commentary will give you context as you pass each landmark.
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You’ll have 2 starting options
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    Big Bus Tours
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    White House
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 3
    Lincoln Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 4
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Jefferson Memorial
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 6
    U.S. Capitol
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 7
    The Capitol Steps
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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Highlights
  • See Washington DC’s most popular monuments illuminated at night
  • Sunset views from the double-decker bus
  • Commentary on board provides entertaining historical context
  • Convenient pick-up and drop-off from central locations
What to Expect
Start your evening at one of two convenient pickup locations—the Willard Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, or Union Station. Climb aboard and settle into your seat on the top or bottom deck. Seats are first come, first served, so get there early to secure your preference. Depart at sunset, just as the national monuments begin to glow in the evening light. A guide will provide live commentary in English as you pass each point of interest, but recorded commentary is available in a range of other languages. Gain a new perspective on the city as you pass the Capitol Building, Washington Monument, various war memorials, and the White House. Weather permitting, step off the bus at the Lincoln Memorial. The nighttime tour gives you the opportunity to see its striking illuminated pillars reflected in the water opposite the memorial. End the evening back at your pick-up location.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Union Station, Washington, DC 20002, USA 1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 2-hour Night tour, note not a hop-on hop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Big Bus Tours
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Live commentary in English only. Recorded commentary is available in the following languages: English, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Mandarin, Japanese, and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Panoramic night tour operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so try to arrive early to secure your seat (if option selected)
  • Night Tour is not a hop-on hop-off tour
  • Operation times are subject to change without notice
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Ashlynn wrote a review Mar 2020
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Casey and Damien provided a wonderful night time tour! Damien was a wonderful driver and even slowed down over a bridge to let us get pics of the city. I thought that was thoughtful and showed he cared about our experience. Casey was very knowledgeable about the city and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Good Evening, Thank you for allowing Big Bus to provide you with an amazing tour. I'm very pleased to hear that you had Damien and Casey to guide you throughout the city. Please hold on to your tickets for future discounts with us. Warm Regards, Marcale
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Candyb62 wrote a review Mar 2020
Stellenbosch, South Africa56 contributions5 helpful votes
We were met by Beverley at the Big Bus stand on Union station who gave us excellent service and advice. Our stay was only 2 days long so we took the hop-on-hop-off package as well as the DC night tour. Rochelle was our guide on the night tour and she was super amazing, telling
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 6 Mar 2020
Good Morning, Thank you for allowing Big Bus to provide you with an amazing tour. I am glad you got the chance to experience Beverley as your customer service agent. I will be sure to pass the accolades along to Beverley's managers. Please come back to visit soon. If you do, hold onto your tickets to receive 10% off your next purchase. Regards, Marcale
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Nathan W wrote a review Feb 2020
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As a first time DC visitor, my girlfriend bought these tickets for valentines and the trip was fantastic. The amount of information provided by Norm was so informative and amazing it blew me away with the amount of information he knew. Damien's driving was amazing and driving a
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Good Morning, Thank you for allowing Big Bus to provide you with an amazing tour. I am glad you got the chance to experience Nur as your Tour Guide and Damien as your driver. I will be sure to pass the accolades along to Nur & Damien's managers. Please come back to visit soon. If you do, hold onto your tickets to receive 10% off your next purchase. Regards, Marcale
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Karen T wrote a review Feb 2020
Burlington, Vermont5 contributions6 helpful votes
Just finished a night tour with Tom Thompson. He has so much knowledge to share it was fun and educational at the same time. If it hadn't been so cold I could have listened to him talk about the memorials all night. Thanks to Tom I know where Washington kept his armies, lol.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MartaviaB, Customer Service Representative 2 at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Hey Karen, Happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour despite the cold. I will be sure to share your review with Tom and the management team. Please hold on to your tickets for discounts on future tours with us. -Michael-Ann H
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Ariel O wrote a review Feb 2020
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This bus tour was amazing! Our driver, Ms. Gail, handled the city streets masterfully and with ease. Our tour guide, Rochelle, was incredibly knowledgeable about the city's history and was so energetic and funny! I wish she taught classes because I would take them! This
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from MartaviaB, Guest Relations Manager at Big Bus Washington DC Night Tour
Responded 22 Feb 2020
Good Morning Ariel, I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your night tour with Gale and Rochelle. I will send this review to management so they can receive the proper recognition they deserve. Please hold onto your tickets for future discounts with us. Best, Marcale
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IDEAL WAY TO EXPLORE THIS AMAZING CITY
Hop on, hop off tours with open-top deck of a Big Bus is the best way to see this great city. It is essential to ge
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Always A Good Ride
Whenever I travel, I look for a Big Bus Tour. They provide great tours and you get to see some many sights. I love
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Danandtheladies
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BEWARE OF TICKET PRICES
My wife and I along with two friends took the Red Bus loop earlier this month (March). The BB rep. at Union Station
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even2222
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CAN NOT BE TRUSTED
I WOULD ADVISE ALL TOURISTS TO AVOID THIS COMPANY AT ALL COSTS. I was told to leave bus due to Coronavirus and woul
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Corona 2020 Virus Trip
2 Families for a total of 15 of us had an excellent time on the Big Bus Tours in Washington Dc on the night tour..
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Great Way To See DC
If you’ve never been to DC before there is tons of walking! Using the big bus get you to all the sites and saves a
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Lmayvish
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TERRIBLE Cheat Company
Bought tickets weeks in advance. Bought two 2 day tickets including night tour of DC. Tickets were sent to us wit
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Pia S
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Don't think I would go again
The bus is convenient especially if it is cold and you want to go and see things. The first bus we were on had a re
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tjug685
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Horrible Tour, Horrible Customer Service
We had a very poor experience with the Big Bus Tour. First, we got on, and the lower portion of the bus is complet
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145jessicag
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Decent for your money
My 8 year old son and I were in DC for 2 days and wanted to see the sites of the city. I figured an on/off tour wou
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onielk1974
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Fabulous
Hop on hop off was the best I love every minute until the end my favourite stop was Martin Luther King memorial and
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stewart p
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Great value
Great value for money we got the 2 day bonus ticket which got us into madame tussauds, and a 3rd day bus ticket, on
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JMDtraveller
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Non responsive and terrible customer service
I purchased 7 tickets for a tour in DC. The bus broke down and we had to wait for a new one to come. By the time t
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D228BFbarbarah
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Excellent Tour
Did the Red Loop. Excellent! Very informative and great way to get an overview of many of the DC sights - esp the m
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Travelttomuch
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Good way to see Washington DC, but....
This bus costs less than the international hop on hop off that I had used in other countries. The main difference i
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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